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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A rendering of the planned BioForge center in Hazelwood.

University unveils design and plans for new BioForge center

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor July 12, 2023

Pitt unveiled the design and architectural plans for BioForge, a new biomanufacturing center in the Hazelwood neighborhood.  The building is set to be 185,000 square feet, with two stories and a penthouse,...

Dr. Marielle Gross, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and member of Pitt’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law.

Dr. Marielle Gross creates novel approach for patients’ ownership of biosamples through “De-Bi” app

By Srinidhi Gopalan, For The Pitt News June 14, 2023
Dr. Marielle Gross, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and member of Pitt’s center for Bioethics and Law, recently piloted her new app, “De-Bi,” that takes a personalized approach to biobanking.
Pitt Hydroponics members.

‘Grow food anywhere’: Pitt Hydroponics works to make farming accessible

By Donata Massimiani, Contributing Editor January 13, 2023
Pitt Hydroponics is a club that builds and designs hydroponic systems and grows plants using those systems.
Rory Cooper, Pitt professor and recent National Inventor Hall of Fame inductee.

Pitt professor inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor January 12, 2023
Rory Cooper, a professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, got named to the 50th class of the National Inventors Hall of Fame for inventions in mobility technology, according to Pittwire.
Pitt’s solar farm under-construction near Pittsburgh International Airport.

Gaucho Solar project to replace 18% of Pitt’s electricity with clean, renewable energy

By Elle Kenney, Staff Writer November 4, 2022
Pitt and Vesper Energy partnered to create the Gaucho Solar project, which entails building a 68-acre solar farm near the Pittsburgh International Airport.
Inside of an operating room during a surgery.

Pitt researchers discuss operating room sustainability practices

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer July 22, 2022
Combating climate change in the healthcare sector is especially important for Melissa Belic, professor in civil and environmental engineering and co-director of the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation.
Radisav Vidic, left, Ritesh Pawar and Zheiwei “Joey” Zhang working on the pilot-scale MD system in Texas.

Pitt Engineering develops new process to recycle oil and gas wastewater

By Jacob Mraz , Staff Writer July 15, 2022
With sustainability in mind, Pitt Engineering designed a system to curb energy industry water waste through membrane distillation.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he is “grateful” for the foundation’s gift.

Pitt, Richard King Mellon Foundation announce $100 million grant

By Natalie Frank and Millicent Watt November 17, 2021
Pitt, along with the Richard King Mellon Foundation, announced on Wednesday a $100 million gift to help fund a bioresearch and development facility at Hazelwood Green near Downtown.
The Cathedral of Learning.

Pitt physicists win prestigious research awards

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2021
Two Pitt physicists — Vittorio Paolone and Andrew Mugler — received prestigious awards from the American Physics Society.
Dr. Shamkumar Nambulli, a researcher from the Center for Vaccine Research, worked on the delivery of the nanobodies to hamsters to fight against COVID-19 and neutralize the virus’ effect on the body.

Pitt researchers discover possible new COVID-19 treatment

By Shreya Joshi, For The Pitt News July 14, 2021
Pitt researchers published a scientific paper detailing the idea of delivering nanobodies — antibodies derived from mammals in the camel family and 10 times smaller than traditional human antibodies — to hamsters who were severely infected by COVID-19.
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